Lyme Disease Research by CSEF Alumni in the News

Posted: 18 August 2014
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Filed Under: Alumni Stories & News, In The News, Newsletters

Lyme disease research of two Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair alumni is referenced in a media release by the Lyme Disease Research Alliance and appears in Fairfield’s HamletHub web news. Read about it in the Greenwich Post

Ryan Kerr, Danbury CT- 2011 alumnus Ryan Kerr then a Danbury High School sophomore, now a sophomore at Harvard University, researched a technique using emtomopathongenic nematodes (naturally

Ryan Kerr at 2011 Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair

Ryan Kerr at 2011 Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair

occurring roundworms) to kill ticks. Read more about Ryan and his research. As the First Place Winner of the Alexion Pharmaceuticals Biotechnology category and the Science Horizons Danbury area regional fair, Ryan represented Connecticut at the 2011 Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF). At the Intel ISEF received a third place of $1,000 in the Animal Science category and won the American Veterinary Medical Association First Award of $1,000. You can read about Ryan’s and the other five CSEF competitors’ week at the Intel ISEF through their fair week newsletters.

Paul Hansel, Greenwich High School- In 2013, as a freshman, Paul Hansel examined the use of drones to track deers to develop data on

Paul Hansel 2013 Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair Finalist

Paul Hansel 2013 Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair Finalist

population density, location and age. Paul developed an unmanned aircraft equipped with cameras for visible, near-infrared and infrared thermal to identify deer and their habitat. Paul place First in the Barnes Aerospace Applied Technologies Awards category and received the Office of Naval Research special award.

Our thanks to the Lyme Disease Alliance for recognizing the work of all the young researchers seeking to eradicate Lyme disease.

Bob Wisner, Fair Director

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